(ETS no. 13A)
The governments signatory hereto, being members of the Council of Europe,
Having regard to the provisions of the European Interim Agreement on
Social Security other than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors, signed at
Paris on the 11th day of December 1953 (hereinafter referred to as "the principal
Having regard to the provisions of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
signed at Geneva on 28 July 1951 (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention");
Being desirous of extending the provisions of the principal Agreement so as to apply to
refugees as defined in the Convention,
Have agreed as follows:
For the purposes of this Protocol the term "refugee" shall have the meaning
ascribed to it in Article 1 of the Convention, provided that each Contracting Party shall
make a declaration at the time of signature or ratification hereof or accession hereto,
specifying which of the meanings set out in paragraph B of Article 1 of the Convention it
applies for the purpose of its obligations under this Protocol, unless such Party has
already made such a declaration at the time of its signature or ratification of the
The provisions of the principal Agreement shall apply to refugees under the same
conditions as they apply to the nationals of the Contracting Parties thereto, provided
that Article 3 of that Agreement shall apply to refugees only in cases where the
Contracting Parties to the agreements to which that article refers have ratified this
Protocol or acceded thereto.
1. This Protocol shall be open to the signature of the members of the Council of Europe who
have signed the principal Agreement. It shall be ratified.
2. Any State which has acceded to the principal Agreement may accede to this Protocol.
3. This Protocol shall come into force on the first day of the month following the date of
deposit of the second instrument of ratification.
4. As regards any signatory ratifying subsequently, or any acceding State, the Protocol
shall come into force on the first day of the month following the date of the deposit of
its instrument of ratification or accession.
5. Instruments of ratification and accession shall be deposited with the Secretary General
of the Council of Europe, who shall notify the members of the Council, acceding States and
the Director General of the International Labour Office of the names of those who have
ratified or acceded.
In witness whereof, the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto, have signed this
Done at Paris, this 11th day of December 1953, in the English and French languages, both
texts being equally authoritative, in a single copy which shall remain in the archives of
the Council of Europe and of which the Secretary General shall send certified copies to
each of the signatories and to the Director General of the International Labour Office.
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